There’s a growing sense of excitment at this time of year as we watch and wait as tree by tree and row by row those first dark pink buds burst open. Come and walk with us in our orchards at blossomtime.
The best of Welsh food and drink staked their claim to a little piece of Birmingham for the Food & Drink Expo 2016 at the NEC this April. Apple County Cider Co. exhibited alongside 36 other Welsh food and drink businesses on the Food and Drink Wales stand. Continue reading The best of Welsh Food & Drink at the NEC
A new addition to our cookbook shelf arrived last week. And the most exciting part is that we’re in it! The book is called Food Stories and it is the very first edition of a new seasonal recipe collection celebrating rare food brands. Continue reading Food, Glorious Food Stories
Whilst early mornings are still chilly here in Apple County, when the sun comes out, it feels deliciously warm again. Full full-blown spring seems just touching distance away. Continue reading Signs of Spring in Apple County
Last Friday, in preparation for St David’s day we packed our bags, loaded the van with cider and headed off down the M4. We had been invited to join a select group of producers in the Taste of Wales campaign, to promote Welsh food and drink in London around St David’s Day.
2015 was a big year for Apple County Cider Co. and it felt only right to mark the New Year in the orchards. A chance to express our hope for a healthy apple crop this year and more great cider to follow.
So we planned a Wassail, the first one for Apple County Cider. Continue reading Wassail!
Great Taste awards are a big deal for food and drink producers. You can’t bluff your way through based on reputation. You can’t hide behind the best looking packaging. Great Taste awards are blind-tasted, and judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates as belong to a host of food critics, chefs, cooks, expert producers, food writers and journalists. Continue reading Lifting the Golden Fork for Wales!
This fabulously moreish recipe has been created by the lovely Rayeesa who runs an Indian Cookery School just 20 miles from Apple County Cider from her Orchard Farmhouse in Mordiford.
Try this delicious relish to accompany Indian foods or even just to spice up a cheese sarnie!
Cider-making is an honest mix of craft and graft. You need patience, and a meticulous approach to quality. Working on a farm in all weathers, a sense of humour often helps too. But blue-skied blossom days, or observing a quiet smile and nod of appreciation when someone tastes your product, provide immense reward.
We’re excited to share a taste of life at Apple County with you on our new blog. This post, we will be explaining what this special part of the world has to offer and also giving you a little insight into our lives as cider-markers.